E-bike Challenge Comes to Minneapolis Convention Center:https://www.bicycleretailer.com/announc ... ion-center
MINNEAPOLIS — E-bike Challenge Minneapolis is a place for consumers to test and compare e-bikes. The first event of its kind in the United States, the E-bike Challenge will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on March 23–24, 2019.
Also called "pedal-assist" bikes, an e-bike has a battery that allows a bicyclist to ride farther—from 50–55 miles—and with greater ease. Some bicycles carry two batteries allowing a reach of up to 70 miles. The bicycle doesn't do all the work—the rider must pedal for the "assist" to engage, enabling an easier ride.
Attendees of E-bike Challenge will learn about—and be able to test ride—the many types of e-bikes and accessories from a variety of vendors with at least 30 bicycle brands. From e-bikes for commuting and recreation, to e-cargo bikes, e-family bikes, e-trikes—even e-fat-tire bikes for winter or off-road riding, as well as e-bike accessories.
Hicle, Inc., is organizing the E-bike Challenge event. "Hicle" comes from Hi(ke and cy)cle and is dedicated to helping people "hike and cycle in the most comfortable, safe, and clean way possible." In Europe, Hicle organized the biggest consumer fair in the world for bicycles and cycling tourism.